Garth Tander confirmed as co-driver to Shane van Gisbergen
Garth Tander has been confirmed to join Triple Eight Race Engineering as co-driver to Shane van Gisbergen in the endurance races of the 2019 Supercars Championship following his exit from Garry Rogers Motorsport.
“Triple Eight have clearly been the class team in Supercars for the best part of the last decade, their results speak for themselves,” said Tander.
“When the opportunity arose to join the team alongside Shane for the enduros it was clearly the best way for me to transition from a full-time driver to a co-driver in this next phase of my career. I’m really looking forward to joining the team, hopefully bringing some experience and speed along with me, but mostly looking forward to learning from my new teammates, Shane, Jamie and Craig.”
The 2007 Supercars champion was dropped from his full time drive at Garry Rogers Motorsport earlier today and quickly had his new co-driver contract signed to partner van Gisbergen.
“As far as experience goes, there’s probably not many better drivers. Craig is back driving with Jamie, which is fitting, and if you can’t have Craig then Garth is definitely the best person to have on your team,” said van Gisbergen.
“It’s pretty special to have someone of his calibre with multiple Bathurst wins. I haven’t won Bathurst yet, so he’s the best person to give me a shot at that. Someone of that experience who already has those achievements on his CV will be awesome to work alongside. Hopefully he can help me to finally win Bathurst!”
Craig Lowndes was recently confirmed to join van Gisbergen’s team-mate Jamie Whincup as co-driver.